Mini Copy Book

Lives of the Saints

Cyril and Hypatia

A ‘Christian’ mob kidnapped and murdered a much-loved professor of mathematics - for her politics.

Length: 52 words

Lives of the Saints

St Andrew, Patron of Scotland

Scotland’s association with the brother of Peter is down to an early 8th century Bishop of Hexham.

Length: 43 words

Lives of the Saints

How Benedict Biscop brought Byzantium to Britain

The chapel of Bede’s monastery in Sunderland was full of the colours and sounds of the far-off Mediterranean world.

Length: 51 words

Lives of the Saints

St Hild and the Synod of Whitby

The respected Abbess oversaw the English Church’s historic commitment to adopt Byzantine traditions.

Length: 49 words

Lives of the Saints

The Martyrdom of St James the Great

James, brother of John the Evangelist, was executed for his faith by a close friend of the Emperor Caligula.

Length: 55 words

Discovery and Invention

The Tea-Cup Revolutionary

Josiah Wedgwood, a village potter whose disability meant he could not use a potter’s wheel, brought about a quiet revolution in English society.

Length: 54 words